Location: Animal Kingdom in Harambe Village Type of Restaurant: Buffet Disney Dining Plan: Table Service Credit Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Character Meal: Yes for Breakfast Food Selections: African Accented Foods, American (Desserts next door in Kusafiri Bakery). Alcohol: African Wines and Beers in Dawa Bar attached Family Friendly: Yes (includes Children’s Meal) Cost and Value: Moderately High ($$) but a Good Value. Hours: Breakfast from 8:00 – 10:00 am; Lunch/Dinner from 11:30 am – 5:00 pm Seating: Inside and Outside Dress Code: Casual Reservations: Yes, and highly recommended for Breakfast and Finding Nemo meals Other: Good for Groups, Vegetarian Options
As you enter Africa coming from Discovery Island, Tusker House Restaurant is almost immediately your left in Harambe, and offers a diverse African-inspired buffet for lunch and dinner with carved meats and an array of interesting tastes such as chutneys, hummus, spiced tandoori tofu and couscous salad; plus, a primarily American meal Character breakfast.
The lunch and dinner buffets include a variety of vegetarian and meat-based options, such as:
Curried rice salad and Fresh fruit
Green bean and onion salad
Hummus and baba ghanoush
Jollaf rice and Marrakech couscous
Pearl couscous with sweet basil essence
Sliced cold cuts
Spiced tandoori tofu
Spicy South African preserves
Tabbouleh, Tunisian couscous salad and Traditional salads
Donald's Safari Breakfast at Tusker House. Let Donald and other members of the Fab Five including Mickey, Daisy and Goofy dressed in safari outfits entertain you for breakfast (only). The buffet includes traditional American fare, plus a few unique dishes that have a flavorful African influence.
Many people like Tusker House because of the variety of menu items, particularly since more and more Disney menus just seem to copy one another, especially breakfast and lunch. Tusker house with the African flavors and large number of buffet selections allows for more vegetarian and healthier meals as well.
Another advantage of Tusker House dining is the opportunity to secure a reserved seating pass for Finding Nemo the Musical (one of my favorite shows on property). Now the Nemo theatre is pretty large, so this is a big deal on days of larger park crowds. Make your ADR from 1:00 to 2:45pm, and get a pass to the 3:15 or 4:45 performance (depending on your dinner times). For details contact Disney at 407-WDW-DINE. With your pass, arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled performance time.
I’m a breakfast person and like to attend at least one character meal during a visit; and Tusker House is one of those rare opportunities to visit with Fab Five members Mickey, Minnie and Donald. And I like to enter the park before opening with an ADR, so I can start making my rounds of the attractions as early as possible. Tusker House offers this opportunity. Here is a YouTube Video from Celli0905.
Plus, what I love about breakfast buffets is you can really have a great meal at the best price of the day, and just snack or share for lunch. This is a money-saving strategy. And like the Columbia Harbour House there is a second floor with large windows to better see things go by, like an afternoon parade.
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Corporate Description: Tusker House Restaurant is in the Harambe village in the Africa area of Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park.Here, the flavors of Africa are drummed up in exotic lunch and dinner buffets that include a variety of vegetarian and meat-based options, such as:Curried rice saladFresh fruitGreen bean and onion saladHummus and baba ghanoushJollaf riceMarrakech couscousPearl couscous with sweet basil essenceSliced cold cutsSpiced tandoori tofuSpicy South African preservesTabboulehTraditional saladsTunisian couscous saladVegetable samosasBeer and wine are served at the Dawa Bar next door to Tusker House Restaurant.Character Dining at Tusker House RestaurantDonald's Safari Breakfast at Tusker House: Let Donald and friends quack up your morning. Check out the wildest Character Dining this side of Kilimanjaro, sure to "Awaken the Day."Please note that Disney Characters are present only during breakfast. (Source: http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/parks/anima...om/dining/tusker-house/)